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Angela Hayes. American Beauty Directed by Sam Mendes. By Britti , Kathryn, Jodie and Saiesha. Summary of Angela Hayes.

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american beauty directed by sam mendes

Angela Hayes

American Beauty Directed by Sam Mendes

By Britti, Kathryn, Jodie and Saiesha

summary of angela hayes
Summary of Angela Hayes

Angela Hayes shares an important relevance to the film American Beauty with the way she comes across as something she really isn’t. The movie “American Beauty” parades beauty in various ways such as, unusual, unique beauty and conventional beauty. Angela Hayes is a self-centred and extremely insecure character who fits into the idea of conventional beauty. She comes across as the perfect American teenage girl with her confidence, long blonde hair, her popularity and she is a high school cheerleader. However she is not really what she seems to be on the outside. In reality she is so insecure and not as confident as she makes herself out to be. She is lonely and scared of being irrelevant to the people in her society, and despises the thought of her being an ordinary teenager. This is an important puzzle piece in the film as it highlights the materialistic aspect of beauty and shows the helpless desire of being someone so different to who you are to fit the idea of perfection in society.

adjectives about our character
Adjectives about our Character
  • Ordinary
  • Pretty
  • Insecure
  • Self-centred
  • Attention-seeker
  • Liar
  • Slut
important quotes
Important Quotes
  • “If people I don’t even know look at me and want to fuck me, it means I really have a shot at being a model.”
  • “I am so sick of people taking their insecurities out on me”
  • “I don’t think that there’s anything worse than being ordinary”
class questions
Class Questions
  • Who is Angela’s actress?
  • Who has a crush on Angela?
  • Who is Angela’s best friend?
  • Why does she lie about having sex with heaps of guys?
  • What is the most important thing to her?
  • Why is Angela jealous of Jane?
  • Mena Suvari
  • Lester Burnham
  • Jane Burnham
  • To seem cool in front of Jane
  • To be perfect and not ordinary
  • Cause Jane has a boyfriend, and she's not ordinary
class activity guess who s angela
Class Activity-Guess who’s Angela
  • The five members of our group will all tell you something about Angela but one of us has made our fact up! OOOOH!
  • It’s up to you to catch out the liar – Guess who Angela is.
  • Each group has 10 seconds to discuss who they think is the liar then each team will vote.
  • We will reveal who was Angela and the team/s that got it right will get a PRIZE!!! **

** prize may be highfives